3D printing technology is absolutely magical as it can make any dream object live. Now 3D printing has even touched our backyard gardening with the latest PrintGreen 3D printer, which can print soil and living grass to give desired shape to your indoor or outdoor garden.
In 2013, a team of students (Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan; along with assistant professor Dušan Zidar) at the University of Maribor in Slovenia has developed this innovative 3D printer to blend art, nature and technology in a whole new way.
It is basically a CNC machine that can print different shaped living materials using a mixture of soil, water and grass seeds. All you need to do is put the aforementioned mixture in the machine, and it will further 3D print different objects like vases, flower pots or other objects.
The 3D printed patterns will eventually sprout and turn green to create a small refreshing indoor or outdoor garden, you’ve never seen before. Such 3D printed gardens are aiming to change the way one can adjust living green plants into different environments. This extraordinary project is created to take gardening to next level with 21st century technology.
3D grass printer has clearly proven how technology and environment can work together to develop something aesthetic yet beneficial for future. With this unique way of developing gardens, we can encourage people to ‘go green’ by actually printing some green structures, while giving totally different look to conventional gardens.
Check out the video and images given below to catch PrintGreen in action.